Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bountiful waters of Fort Lauderdale! Your guide and host for the day is Captain Xavier from Reelit Charters. He’s been fishing his entire life and loves to share some of his best tips with other anglers. Join regardless of your skill level, as everyone’s welcome to join. You only need a bit of positive attitude to enjoy the day!

You’ll be fishing on a 25’ Contender boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console has been newly restored in 2020 and has all the latest navigational gadgets. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine with a cruising speed of 30 mph. You can use a cooler to keep your catch fresh, as well as outriggers for trolling, and a live bait tank.

With a variety of fishing trips to choose from, you’ll easily find the one that targets your favorite fish. Stay closer to the shore for Kingfish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, and Snook, or head out offshore for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more.

All fishing equipment you’ll need for the day is included in the price of the trip. The captain will also prepare some snacks but you can always bring your own food and drinks. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat!

Come where your fishing dreams come true. Join Reelit Charters!

Covid-19 Update: Your captain will be cleaning and sanitizing the boat and equipment before and after each charter booked. He’ll wear a mask on each trip and supply hand sanitizer to prevent contamination. Wearing a buff is not required but recommended as well for all clients.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $550
    Fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Mid-day
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $550
    Fishing the intercoastal waterways, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Night
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $550
    Fishing the intercoastal waterways, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Mid-day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    If you don't have the whole day to spare, take at least this 4-hour adventure. You may have to speed it up but you can still go after Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    If you don't have the whole day to spare, take at least this 4-hour adventure. You may have to speed it up but you can still go after Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    Head out in the morning and spend 6 hours fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Mid-day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    Head out in the afternoon and spend 6 hours fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $650
    Head out in the late afternoon and spend 6 hours fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    Start this 6-hour offshore trip, where you get to target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Mid-Day Trip Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    Start this 6-hour offshore trip, where you get to target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    8 hours of fishing will give the most time to go where needed to find the fish. Fishing for Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo. Or spend more time inshore closer to the reef for Spanish Mackeral, Kingfish, Bonito, and Sailfish. You can also bounce around wrecks to bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. This trip gives the most time to do it all.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Andrew H.
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Mega catch for one day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Offshore on February 3, 2024
The very professional, fun and very well equipped Captain Xavier and his crew Seth had us do three different setups including...
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Chris H.
Excellent
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Xavier is Top Notch!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 19, 2024
The weather was cloudy, cool and windy, but we caught fish. I have chartered approximately 20-25 fishing trips over the past...
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Carl S.
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Morning trip with Captain Xavier

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 14, 2023
It was a blast! Can’t wait to do it again. We were hitting fish within 15mins of the trip. We got live bait from a boat right...
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Andrew G.
Excellent
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Best Fishing Experience!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 27, 2024
Captain Xavier created a truly amazing fishing trip!  I’ve never caught six different species of fish in one outing and...
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Joel M.
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Xavier IS YOUR GUY

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 21, 2024
Xavier greeted us prepared and ready to go at our start time.  His knowledge of Lauderdale and of fishing was perfect but...
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FAQs about Reelit Charters

Reelit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Mid-day (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Night (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Mid-day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Mid-day (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Night Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Mid-Day Trip Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reelit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (1-2 Dozen Pilchard will be provided by ReeLit Charters 4-8hr fishing charters. Goggle eyes can be purchased for $100-120/per dozen upon request for offshore charters.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No charge for filleting and bagging your catch but tips are appreciated. )
  • Snacks (Water and ice will be provided as well as plenty of cooler space for beverages brought by clients. )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (All licensing and permitting covered by ReeLit Charters. Up to 4 anglers per trip. )

Reelit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (1-15min les offshore depending on requested trip. We generally stay within 5miles of the coast unless clients request a Gulf Stream style trip targeting mahi mahi and other deep blue water pelagics. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reelit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reelit Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Xavier Baldoquin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
119 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Born and raised in South Florida, I grew up fishing inshore and offshore with family and friends. With over 30 years of experience, I decided to start my own charter company to share my passion with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
1-15min les offshore depending on requested trip. We generally stay within 5miles of the coast unless clients request a Gulf Stream style trip targeting mahi mahi and other deep blue water pelagics.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
1-2 Dozen Pilchard will be provided by ReeLit Charters 4-8hr fishing charters. Goggle eyes can be purchased for $100-120/per dozen upon request for offshore charters.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No charge for filleting and bagging your catch but tips are appreciated.
Snacks
Water and ice will be provided as well as plenty of cooler space for beverages brought by clients.
First Mate
Fishing License
All licensing and permitting covered by ReeLit Charters. Up to 4 anglers per trip.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids 6 and under must wear lifejacket throughout trip on board. (child lifejacket provided by ReeLit Charters)
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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